FARMER STABBED AT HOME
A 67-YEAR-OLD farmer was stabbed and wounded allegedly by his son in their house in barangay Bahay, Sibonga town, southern Cebu last Tuesday night.
Manuel Nerosa sustained three stab wounds in the body. He is recuperating at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center in Cebu City.
The suspect Emmanuel Nerosa was arrested by responding police in their house.
Emmanuel denied stabbing his father, said police.
Police said Emmanuel, the third in the brood of 10, was drunk when he arrived home at 11 p.m. on Tuesday night.
Manuel slept when he was stabbed, said PO3 Dandie Mulo of the Sibonga police.
Emmanuel was detained at the Sibonga police precinct while waiting for charges to be filed against him.
Police said Emmanuel and Manuel argued last Monday when the father confronted his son for not pasturing their goat./REPORTER RHEA RUTH V. ROSELL AND CORRESPONDENT GABRIEL C. BONJOC
MAN NABBED FOR MASIAO
A MAN allegedly involved in the illegal numbers game known as masiao was arrested in a checkpoint in barangay Mambaling, Cebu City.
Hundreds of tally sheets and P200 cash were seized from Rabonito Bahigan of barangay Pahina Central, Cebu City.
Police said Bahigan was driving a motorcycle heading for Talisay City when he was apprehended by police past midnight yesterday.
Bahigan identified a certain Magcao as his financier.
Senior Supt. Melvin Ramon Buenafe, chief of the Cebu City Police Office, said the arrest was part of the “one strike policy” imposed by PNP Director Nicanor Bartolome.
Buenafe said the one strike policy means that station commanders will be sanctioned if they fail to arrest any illegal gambling suspect within their jurisdiction but a raid by another police unit will yield an arrest.
Buenafe said masiao operations are done in southern towns of Cebu but the financiers are possibly from Cebu City./CORRESPONDENT CHITO O. ARAGON
CASH, JEWELRY LOST IN BURGLARY
CASH, jewelry and other valuables worth at least P300,000 were stolen from the house of a businessman in barangay Labogon, Mandaue City.
Jewelry worth P300,000, three cell phones worth P20,000 and P9,000 were stolen from the house of Edwin Lubay, 48, at Sacred Heart Village.
Lubay and his wife reported the theft to the police shortly after they discovered the burglary.
The couple told police that their helper woke them up at 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday informing that one of the windows was destroyed.
Police said the burglars entered the house by detaching the window’s jalousie blade.
The burglars then went to the couple’s room unnoticed where the missing items were kept./CORRESPONDENT FE MARIE D. DUMABOC
MARIJUANA PLANTS UPROOTED
SOME 2,500 fully grown marijuana plants were uprooted in barangay Casoy, Toledo City.
Operatives of the Provincial Public Safety Battalion and Toledo police were patrolling in sitio Ko when they discovered the marijuana plantation shortly before 6 p.m. on Tuesday.
No one was arrested during the operation. A .38 revolver was also found in the farm.
Further investigation will be made to identify the cultivator of the farm, said police./CORRESPONDENT GABRIEL C. BONJOC